Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Contact: Nancy Singer
Tel.: (202) 366-0660
Federal Highway Administration Awards $1.5 Million Advanced Congestion
Management Grant to the Virginia Port Authority for Truck Reservation System
WASHINGTON – Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) officials today awarded a $1.5 million Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment (ATCMTD) grant to the Virginia Port Authority for a state-of-the-art truck reservation system that will save time for freight shippers.
“Technology is the future of U.S. transportation,” said Acting Federal Highway Administrator Brandye L. Hendrickson. “With innovation such as this, we are making it easier for state and local officials to address the growing congestion problems of our nation’s highway system.”
The Virginia Port Authority will use the funds for a cutting-edge truck reservation system that builds on the successes the Port of New York/New Jersey reservation system for access to container terminals. This will reduce delay for truck operators entering the terminals and create an efficient and reliable process for moving containers in and out of the port.
FHWA’s ATCMTD program funds cutting-edge technologies that are ready to be deployed to enhance existing traffic capacity for commuters and businesses. This year, the program funded 10 projects valued at nearly $54 million that that range from advanced real-time traveler information for drivers, public transit riders and freight shippers, vehicle-to-infrastructure communications that will enhance safety and pave the way for autonomous vehicles, and congestion-relieving traffic management systems.
The ATCMTD program was established under the “Fixing America's Surface Transportation” (FAST) Act. State departments of transportation, local governments, transit agencies, metropolitan planning organizations and other eligible entities were invited to apply under the program.
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